Kendall Whittier Main Street is always looking for volunteers to join our team in supporting Kendall Whittier revitalization! Whether you'd like to get involved with a committee to help brainstorm and execute ideas, assist with a special skill or even get volunteer hours for school - we have a place for you! KWMS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Current Volunteer Needs
KWMS is looking for a volunteer photographer for general district shots, business/architectural photos and capturing events. Photographs will be delivered digitally either edited or unedited with permission for KWMS to use them for various purposes (advertising, social media, news releases, etc.) without credit. Credit will be given when possible, such as news releases or some social media posts. Volunteer needs vary. Examples of work should be submitted for those interested.
KWMS is looking for a volunteer to translate documents – posters, news releases, ads, web content, etc. – into Spanish. The ideal volunteer would be a native Spanish speaker who is also fluent in English. Volunteer needs vary.
KWMS is looking for a volunteer with experience in graphic design to help produce logos, advertisements, posters and other graphics for the organization. Some projects, such as posters, could include credit if requested. Volunteer needs vary. Three examples of work should be submitted for those interested
Web Content Editor
KWMS is looking for a volunteer to update web content on a weekly or occasional basis. This person would assist with simple content updates and content editing, not design or web building (unless that is a skill they possess!). Some computer experience, and access to a computer, are necessary, but training is available. Both a professional and personal reference will be required.
KWMS is looking for a volunteer to help maintain the district’s visual appeal. The volunteer could assist with planting or maintaining flower beds, removing trash, trimming trees, bushes and crepe myrtle, mowing and other needs. Beautification Specialists could assist during weekly clean ups or on their own schedule. No experience necessary.
K-Dub Clean Club
Similar to the Beautification Specialist, but this is a group, guided beautification and cleaning effort every Friday from 4-5 p.m. Volunteers meet at Whittier Square parking lot at the corner of Admiral and Lewis. Equipment and materials will be provided. No experience necessary. More information.
A general volunteer is someone who wants to help out but does not yet know where they can best assist. Volunteer could work events, assist with office filing, one-time projects and other nonspecific tasks.
KWMS is always looking for new committee members to bring new perspectives and ideas to the organization! Committees generally meet for one hour once a month and are a great starting point to get involved with KWMS. Meetings are currently being conducted online via Zoom.
Fundraising – focuses: Friends program, sponsorships, sustainable funding
Activations & Events – focuses: regular events like After Five or the Art Walk, business promotion, ways to get people to KW
Design + Beautification – focuses: Façade Grant, annual/weekly Clean Up events, placemaking and streetscaping